Devin Haney is gearing up for a significant defense of his WBC super lightweight title as he prepares to face Ryan Garcia on April 20 in what promises to be a thrilling boxing spectacle.
Set to unfold in Las Vegas at a venue yet to be disclosed, this showdown was first reported by ESPN.com. For Haney, this marks his inaugural defense of the super lightweight championship he secured in December by defeating Regis Prograis.
Haney’s victory over Prograis not only solidified his status as a two-division champion but also added to his impressive list of accomplishments, having unified the lightweight titles earlier in the year with notable triumphs over George Kambosos, Jr.
Currently ranked as the top contender in the super lightweight division, Haney has also secured a spot within the esteemed top 10 of pound-for-pound lists, further enhancing the anticipation surrounding this upcoming bout.
On the other side of the ring stands Ryan Garcia, a former interim WBC lightweight champion who is eager to make his mark.
Garcia’s return to action follows a resounding knockout victory over Oscar Duarte this past December, which served as a crucial rebound after a setback suffered against Gervonta Davis via a memorable body shot in a highly publicized catchweight showdown last April.
Garcia himself confirmed the highly anticipated matchup through his social media channels, emphasizing the significance of the bout.
“Game 7, this one is for everything… it counts now Devin,” Garcia expressed on Instagram. “This fight for me means everything. This is what I meant when I spoke on the PBD podcast ‘I’m coming back for everything in blood.’ I ask you guys to pray for Devin and his health. Pray his dad stops this fight. He will be needed to be carried out if this fight doesn’t get stopped at the appropriate time.”
With both fighters primed and determined to claim victory, the stage is set for a showdown that promises fireworks and excitement, captivating boxing enthusiasts worldwide.